Mountain Goats Call Bed and Breakfast Home
A Bed and Breakfast Complete with Goats and a Growing Dome®
Mountain Goat Lodge might be the most unique bed and breakfast you’ve ever seen. Outside Salida, Colorado, on a stretch of Highway 285, lives a goat sanctuary disguised as a Bed and Breakfast.
Mountain Goat Lodge: Bed and Breakfast with Goats and a Growing Dome
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The Mountain Goat Lodge offers a peaceful respite for travelers in the long standing tradition of bed and breakfasts. It provides a nourishing and intimate appeal that stands out in bold contrast to the hollow experience of a quick and dirty night’s stay in a cheap roadside motel.
However, in the world of B&B’s, Mountain Goat Lodge stands alone…well, with it’s goats…and delivers a whole new experience.
Fresh Produce, Ducks, Chickens, and Goats
“It’s about the goats, really.” Gina Marcell, owner of the Mountain Goat Lodge explains the appeal of her mountain goats and the real reason for the bed and breakfast.
Gina wants people to visit and discover the enjoyable and affectionate nature of goats. She finds people are pleasantly surprised when they interact with them for the first time. Mountain Goat Lodge is all about the goats. However, whether you’re a goat fan or not (if you’re not a fan yet, wait till you visit, you will be) they know how to take care of people too.
Mountain Goat Lodge is full of warm smiles, elegant accommodations, and breathtaking views. The kitchen produces “the best breakfast in the world,” and I know first hand the coffee is made just right.
The Best Breakfast in the World
Milk fresh from the morning. Free range eggs laid around the time the rooster crows. Cheese made yesterday with herbs from the garden. And produce picked moments ago from the 26′ Growing Dome combine to make breakfast a tasty, locally grown, farm to table experience. A big part of the meal comes right from the farm. There’s no comparison in terms of freshness. Nutrients permeate each spoonful and flavors burst with the richness of place. Your meal at Mountain Goat Lodge is a nourishing taste of soul food. And did I mention the coffee?
Then there’s the rooms with the views…
Rooms, Teepees and Retro Campers
Mountain Goat Lodge offers accommodations for everyone: large beautiful rooms, retro campers, and even teepees.
There are six beautiful and distinct thematic guestrooms. Each has a private bath, balcony and mountain views.
Another interesting option are the retro campers. Nestled out among the pines, and back-dropped by the splendor of the Saguache Mountains, the retro campers look like they’re straight out of the 1950’s. Complete with queen beds, kitchenette, and showers, they make for a cozy night’s stay. And for the more rugged adventurer, you can skip the plush rooms and the throw back campers, and settle into the natural intimacy of a night in a teepee.
Like Staying with Family
Ultimately, the goal of the Mountain Goat Lodge is to raise awareness on the beautiful and gentle nature of goats as pets and farm animals.
With that, guests at the lodge experience more than a place to stay. Gina also offers classes on cheese making, goat care, and raising backyard chickens. With the variety of classes, activities, and accommodations, a night at the Mountain Goat Lodge proves to be an unforgettable experience. To learn more about the goats and their unique accommodations, check out the Mountain Goat Lodge and make it a regular stop on your Colorado Highway 285 adventures.
“We just get the comment all the time, it felt like staying with family.”– Gina, Mountain Goat Lodge